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11 September 2011

Radio Netherlands

Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten says he is going to ban semi-automatic rifles. Minister Opstelten referred to the massacre in the Dutch town of Alpen aan den Rijn in April of this year, when a man used a semi-automatic rifle as well as a pistol and a revolver to kill six people and injure 17 others before killing himself. "Such weapons", the security minister said, "are not intended for use at a shooting club. They're made to hit moving targets. It's... (

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